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Vicktor's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Vicktor

It is difficult for Islam to find reform. It's like taking Christianity out of the middle ages and dropping it 'as is' in 2011; except that with global communication etc. any 'radical new idea' (e.g. daily prayers are not really compulsory) can quickly be quashed (or its proponents arrested or killed) by the Islamic 'establishment' before it can even begin to take hold in a small area, and then quietly spread to other small areas until it 'naturally' becomes widely accepted in many different places as a 'legitimate' school of thought. Ironically, technology today provides Islam with all the tools it needs to pretty much ensure Muslims everywhere are kept in line.

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 13:00:44 UTC | #575651